SL 2021 IND Tour: VVS Laxman said: What Shikhar Dhawan has to do to stay in XI

Shikhar Dhawan is in command of the Indian team who have traveled to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series this time. Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan has been selected as the captain of the Sri Lanka tour for the England tour along with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and several senior cricketers. Leading the India team in limited overs in Sri Lanka has definitely paved the way for Dhawan to join the T20 World Cup squad. Former India cricketer VVS Dhawan has said Dhawan will need to run in Sri Lanka to stay in the ICC T20 World Cup XI.

Speaking on the Star Sports game plan, Laxman said Dhawan was selected as the captain of the India team for the Sri Lanka tour because he has consistently scored for the team. However, India captain Virat Kohli has expressed his desire to open the team in limited overs, he said. In that case, Dhawan will have to face enough competition to stay in the T20 World Cup playing XI.

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Former batsman Laxman said, “Dhawan has consistently scored goals for the Indian team in white-ball cricket and has been rewarded with captaincy for the tour of Sri Lanka. He’s also the most experienced player on this team. But Shikhar Dhawan must know what to do on this trip. They know what they want to do in the T20 World Cup playing XI. They will have to run in the upcoming tour as they will face tough challenges ahead. Rohit Sharma and K.L. The opening batsman has a fierce rivalry with Rahul. Virat Kohli has also clearly stated that he wants to open in T20 format. So Shikhar needs to run.

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He added, ‘So, he is very excited about becoming the captain of the Indian team. It is very proud of any player to be captain of his country team. But we have to remember that he has to run to secure his position.

India have to play three ODIs and several T20s on their tour of Sri Lanka. The series will kick off on July 13 with the first ODI in Colombo. T20 matches will take place from July 20. Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head coach of Team India and will be captain of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

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